Ebola outbreak crippling the economies of the affected countries

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The Ebola virus currently ravaging West Africa is posing a serious threat to the regional economy. It is reported to be quickly spreading than it can be contained. Sierra Leone is now on a state of public health emergency. The measures resemble a tough anti-Ebola strategy by neighboring Liberia. The country closed all schools across the nation. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, has suspended some flight operations. Ghana on the west coast, has body temperature screening of all travelers from the region. To discuss the impact of the virus on the regional economy, we are joined in studio by Health Economist, Prof. Alex van den Heever.


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